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Crashed my baby today, what's salvageable?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by tomic, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. tomic

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    On her 94th flight of a young life my P3P got into a serious crash with a tree and fell 56m to the ground. Took me about an hour to find her and she was in pieces. I didn't find the camera, the video file is corrupt and I can't recover it.

    Complete rookie mistake on my part, as I was doing a yaw without LOS.

    Question is, is anything salvageable? See pics

    Also, has anyone been able to recover a corrupt video file after a crash ? Would like to remember her last flight
     

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  2. 4wd

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    No doubt it might be made to fly again - by replacing most of the parts!
    Not going to be economical though is it, even if you did the work yourself.
    You are looking at buying another or wait for Phantom 4
    Your controller and charger will be worth selling or keep if you get another P3.

    A few internal bits might be salvageable too.
    I've seen much worse attracting bids on ebay.
     
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    Thanks for the reply I will definitely be getting another p3, can I do anything with that damaged battery or should I toss it?
     
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    Did you try the video cache file on the mobile device?
     
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    It might work, but it looks like the case would soon rip apart after you pull it out a couple of times even if you somehow repaired it - I'd not risk it.
     
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    P4 ? What ya heard...Mal done told ya something hasn't he o_O
    JK ;)
     
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    Toss the battery. Damaged batteries is dangerous and could catch fire during charge.

    Sorry for your loss and welcome to the club of crashed quads.
     
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    Yes I have that, just wanted the 4k
     
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    How many more members will we lose if I leak anymore info ;)
     
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    If you end up parting it out I will offer you $25 for the piece that mounts the main board to the lower shell providing it's intact.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
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    Sorry man... Bad view here !
     
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    Sorry to hear about that man. I know exactly how you feel. Mine's in the shop for repairs for a stupid error that led to a crash. But don't forget, your controller is worth money too!
     
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    Yeah I figured I could get something for the control but the market must be flooded, I don't think many people are losing their controllers
     
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    You would think right? But some guy in San Diego is asking $629 just for his controller!

    DJI Phantom 3 Professional - New
     
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    You'd be surprised, they are easily dropped and not 100% reliable in themselves.
    New ones are stupidly expensive.
    You could easily get $200
     
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    Seems like he's having a laugh did you read the rest of his posting?
     
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    Haha, I got a chuckle at this one. This guy at San Diego has taken his phantom that crashed into a lake, got its camera dislocated and not working (no video), and is selling the broken parts, for a total of $1,267... MORE than a price of a new one...

    Oh, and we should get excited because we are saving taxes buying from him!
    Good luck pal...
     
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    Oh I did! But to me it looks like he's pretty serious about selling those parts. He may be having a laugh if someone buys those parts... maybe that's what you meant!